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  1. Why a buckle on a hat?
  2. Re avocados ripening after being picked - Does the calorie content change as they become riper?
  3. Pain medication and new pain.
  4. food poisoning question
  5. "Do not tumble dry".... ignore?
  6. Why isn't household refuse a commodity in the USA?
  7. Anyone else having problems with Java this year (2013)?
  8. Occupations with lots of downtime
  9. When The Hippocratic Oath and Doctor/Patient Confidentiality Collide...
  10. Getaway Drivers
  11. 'Friendly' Bets Between Mayors, Governors, etc.
  12. Is dental amalgam safe?
  13. What equipment do they use in audio recording studios?
  14. the role of fever in fighting bacterial/viral infections
  15. Where have the pull tabs gone?
  16. Will a brand-new cell phone left in the box unopened for the long-term experience rot?
  17. Why did modern western music switch to a 440HZ standard?
  18. Ronald Reagan's Acting Advice on avoiding scenes with kids
  19. Problem with scale in kitchen faucet
  20. Windows 7 visual feedback
  21. Suing an Out-of-State Corporation : Can It Be Done? (Small Claims)
  22. Diversity of Solar System Bodies
  23. Why is it illegal to hunt deer with a spear in NY state?
  24. What's the Word for a Biography that's Intended for Praise? Halography.
  25. Question on fasting
  26. Bullet hole size shows gun caliber?
  27. When is a law considered "signed"?
  28. What would actually happen if a person woke up in the hospital in this situation?
  29. ID a recent silent movie, NOT The Artist.
  30. Any sites for free psychological counseling?
  31. What does "good check" mean in auction ads?
  32. Question about consuls in the Roman Republic
  33. What exactly does "semi-automatic" mean in U.S. gun terminology?
  34. If you regharge Ni-Cd batteries, unplug the charger w/ batteries still attached, will they drain?
  35. Dr. Dopers: Another historical medicine Q
  36. Youtube to flashdrive
  37. Do Yiddish speakers (still?) say "Vuz sahgt ah Yid" [lit. "What does a Jew Say"=="What's up?"]
  38. Facebook on the iPad ?
  39. Would a system like this work instead of the typical standard medical insurance?
  40. Once again the query: why are so few animal species monogamous?
  41. Mattress on a mattress. OK?
  42. What is the deal with Scientology and homosexuality?
  43. Another Toyota Tundra Commercial Question
  44. Testing an Electric Baseboard
  45. How many oceans are there on earth?
  46. Air Compressor Questions
  47. Why isn't Tiny Password in the Google Play store any more?
  48. Why does my scalp get sore when I get sick?
  49. The individual must trust the institution, the institution cannot trust the individual?
  50. Where can I find/buy a ratchet mechanism like in the description below?
  51. Needed- iPod to iTunes transfer program
  52. Lowest and Highest latitude where an Iceberg has been observed
  53. How does an area get incorporated as a city?
  54. How does an airline pilot work his way up to a 747/A380?
  55. What happens if you get caught by airport security?
  56. household hint for removing cooked seafood smells
  57. Affordable Care Act Taxes
  58. Civil Unions vs. Marriage
  59. Is there a Non-central Intelligence Agency?
  60. Would a Greek-style Brazen Bull actually work?
  61. Dog Question
  62. Does anyone make a high end double sided mattress anymore?
  63. Withdrawing an insurance claim (need answer fast)
  64. Is/was any physical thing actually infinite?
  65. Apolo water heater system
  66. Lightning in Fog
  67. When pregnant women are instructed to stay in the hospital for weeks, who pays for that?
  68. CC Ski boots and bindings
  69. Neutron star headed for the solar system...what would kill us and how?
  70. Requesting specific tests at the doctor
  71. Marriage, gender, and US income tax
  72. Does Literacy prevent Language Evolution?
  73. Why is "Plan B" so expensive?
  74. What would happen if Proxima Centauri blew up?
  75. Bloodletting - Does it have any therapeutic effects?
  76. killers
  77. Need Help with Heating Problem in Apartment
  78. Are hot drinks better for you than cold drinks (when eating)?
  79. Does putting "LAF" on a car make it street-legal?
  80. When cities go bankrupt ......
  81. Academia: What's the story with "consolation" master's degrees?
  82. Public speeches before the invention of PA system
  83. Long wet hair outside in frigid temperatures
  84. Waffen SS Tattoos?
  85. Migrating burning skin pain
  86. Did my dad poison a bunch of Sunday school Children?
  87. How much does the President of the United States tip?
  88. Need Answer Kinda Soon: Forgot Answer to Security Question for Yahoo Account
  89. Can the Defense Force the Police/DA Investigators to Testify?
  90. Plastic guns: was there a breakthrough?
  91. Tennis Balls on the Lawn
  92. Is there any country that USA can't take over or defeat nowadays?
  93. How is temperature controlled on commercial airliners?
  94. Liquor bottles got hit with Sandy flood water...safe to drink?
  95. Can someone explain the trillion dollar coin to me?
  96. Why is it a bride-elect?
  97. How does the Treasury decide how many new coins to mint?
  98. Need information about air hoses and connectors
  99. Did I fry my power supply?
  100. "Your body does not really digest meat. It only uses the fat & the meat rots in your system" T or F?
  101. exterior plywood
  102. Weird safari computer question
  103. How do I turn off or change the outgoing "sent from my.." on my Android phone?
  104. Zucchini growing to 20cm then stops growing
  105. Religious minorities in post partition Pakistan
  106. As things stand, is any country "on course" to release info on how to build a nuke and if so, when?
  107. How do the eyes differ in persistent vegetative state, brain death, and just dead-dead?
  108. Any ideas on how to automate this process with a script?
  109. Will Nintendo issue a cease and desist over this new Mario 64 Hack?
  110. Does vodka spoil?
  111. ICs and external resistors
  112. Kindle Fire Display
  113. Major Newspapers in the Progressive Era
  114. lemons and livers
  115. In a nuclear attack... (Spoilers for Robert McCammon's 'Swan Song')
  116. In a nuclear attack... (Spoilers for Robert McCammon's 'Swan Song')
  117. Are there any areas with de jure racial or ethnic discrimination today?
  118. Why can't you buy office supplies for US military use?
  119. Do any government interventions actually pay for themselves
  120. What was the largest physical thing ever lost, forgotten about, misplaced?
  121. Is epinephrine controlled like pseudoephedrine in the USA?
  122. Canadian Volunteer medal ribbon
  123. Where in the world is the longest section of flat road
  124. Winter solstice
  125. Cars with Wire Hood Attachments
  126. What would be the most optimal diet?
  127. Can sitting in public toilets really hurt you?
  128. Insurance companies won't pay until the gov't ponies up?
  129. Please help me double check this tornado power claim.
  130. Fun questions about stereotypical Italian corruption and how it affects the consumer
  131. Retrieving a domain name from an (?) IP address
  132. Unexpected music from a browser window - how to locate?
  133. Do babies have sinuses?
  134. Cheap cold air from the atmosphere
  135. "undivide and unconquer" - does such a thing have a name?
  136. Excel Challenge
  137. Most popular leisure-time activity in Switzerland in 1920
  138. Need info on ball bearing numbers
  139. What highway in the US has the most jogs? The world?
  140. Good examples of: Correlation doesn't prove Causation
  141. Old Glory
  142. Fitting an exponential decay in Excel, with non-zero asymptote
  143. Source of (alleged) Wittgenstein quote
  144. What are these stainless steel things I bought from a (dairy?) barn auction?
  145. Free/low cost alternative to Outlook Calendar?
  146. How to identify neutral vs earth?
  147. HDTV looks like video
  148. Electric heat in automobiles
  149. What is the oldest surviving handwriting that can be attributed to an individual person?
  150. DCX3400 (DVR): How to dim display?
  151. Gold first discovered in SC
  152. "Drug" as past tense of "drag"
  153. iPod Touch wifi not working
  154. Spa Pump Failing
  155. Legal questions: complete relinquishment fourth amendment protection; pre-teen sex; smoking bars
  156. The video "Racism in the car"
  157. Do monkeys (or chimps) really love to eat a cartoonish amount of bananas?
  158. Possible German invasion of Britain WWII: in-country procedures, personnel, emplacements?
  159. What happens after building demolition fails?
  160. How to pronounce these last names
  161. Words that go together
  162. Sinistrality, Ambidexterity and Mixed-handedness
  163. Wanna help me write a windows or linux script?
  164. Why hasn't air travel seen the same technological jumps as other industries?
  165. Battery chargers
  166. How common/hard is it to go from enlisted man to officer?
  167. Automatic Transmission: using neutral?
  168. Is phelyphrine a scam?
  169. "Free riding" off other countries' regulations - why don't more do this and is there a term?
  170. What causes hands to sting on poorly struck golf shots/batted balls when its Cold?
  171. How difficult to change air filter on Mazda 3?
  172. Dry cleaning pant/jacket combinations
  173. Broken Industrial Fluorescent Tube Cleanup/Safety -- Need Answer Fast
  174. How does the sale of a loan fit in with contract law?
  175. Studying in Puerto Rico as a non-native Spanish speaker
  176. Capitol One Virus?
  177. Would equity investing (stocks & mutual funds) protect you against hyperinflation?
  178. English vocabulary (From a Brit)
  179. Military: Can or could a person be forced to become a commissioned officer?
  180. Smoking in bars & restaurants?
  181. Can someone explain quantum phase space and Wigner's function?
  182. Sulfuric Acid Disposal?
  183. "Lighted" versus "lit"
  184. What type of civil judgments are a hit on a credit report?
  185. How To Provide Link To Sample Of Music?
  186. A Question about Taxes and Write-Offs
  187. Crown Vic Discontinued what does this mean for the police and taxicabs
  188. Electric powered aircraft
  189. Shouldn't it be really easy to manipulate auctions for rare stuff?
  190. Charging of sales tax at bars, cash vs credit
  191. If jury is finder of fact can court ask them to find a fact?
  192. Biology and EM/light therapy question
  193. Does gargling saline water ease a sore throat?
  194. Why does the US forces the witnesses to appear in court?
  195. Getting Blinded by Ammonia
  196. Job Offer Scam?
  197. broken wrist metal plate..metal detector not finding
  198. Recycling urine at home?
  199. another air conditioning proposal: engine-driven compressors
  200. Dilation of pupils at death -- immediate?
  201. Humidifiers
  202. Thunderbird email missing a menu bar - HELP
  203. Mystery credit card charge revisited (what happens when I don't pay?)
  204. Question about cat physiology
  205. Virtualbox and thumb drives
  206. Domain Transfer Question
  207. What should I do about this miserable plant I found in my room?
  208. PBS Civil War Documentary - Is this accurate?
  209. When did Pasteruella become Yersinia?
  210. Table saws again
  211. Socrates didn't like Xanitippe?
  212. Selling homebrewed booze (UK)
  213. Obama will be sworn in a day late!
  214. Does OCD require anxiety or fear?
  215. Is it possible for a dog to not be able to sit?
  216. How Long Does it Take for "Memory" Immune Cells to Form in Response to a Bacteria?
  217. Spring Heeled Jack
  218. Muscles and Energy
  219. Wasp/bee nest constructed of colored paper
  220. Why is either Meth super popular in US or super unpopular in UK?
  221. Recent Origin " Top Of Mind"
  222. Is the loser's merchandise from championship games really shipped overseas?
  223. Who is responsible for tree limbs that fall after ice storms?
  224. Amputations as punishment
  225. Where do Chinese people get cheap knockoffs and counterfeits?
  226. What term? someone who shows knowledge and skill but proves incomopetent when given authority.
  227. How do credit card debt relief agencies work?
  228. Why not possible to get pubes in same condition as facial hair?
  229. What is the risk of not shredding vital documents?
  230. Germans and Other Axis Nationals Fighting For the Allies
  231. Why so many bad USB sockets lately?
  232. UK Driving License and Counterpart, Together for Ever
  233. electrical interference
  234. Beating a 'denial of service' attack
  235. POW camps in Germany at end of WW II
  236. So why hasn't everybody got norovirus?
  237. 7th Generation Ipod Nano new is more expensive than the Generation 5???
  238. Phone calls from Nigeria, or what fresh hell is this?
  239. US Prohibition Question: Attitude of Foreign Governments?
  240. Can a company deny you use of vacation time?
  241. Can women do the "tibetan monk chant" voice?
  242. Name of, and style guide for "numberless" end notes
  243. Have we ever executed an attractive female.
  244. Question about SanDisk ImageMate SDDR-31 and King KLN94 GPS
  245. How enforceable is the American health care tax penalty?
  246. Does Molon Labe Mean Anything in Modern Greek?
  247. The Process of the Federal Government selling equities
  248. New gas to destroy cars?
  249. A question about Tablets
  250. How much does the earbud from Ipod classic worth?

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